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Trust Accounts Apprentice

Employer
Womble Bond Dickinson
Location
Bristol (City Centre), Bristol
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
16 Aug 2024

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Vacancy Type
Finance, Tax
Contract Type
Permanent
Experience Level
Admin
Role Classification
Other Professional

Job Details

We have a brand new opportunity to join our esteemed Private Wealth team in Bristol. Working as part of our Tax & Trust Accounts team as a Trust Accounts Apprentice, you'll take responsibility for a portfolio of clients, preparing trustees' Trust accounts and tax returns.

The team

Our Private Wealth team is a collaboration of lawyers, accountants, financial advisors and tax specialists. Their expertise is highly regarded and ensures that our clients' wealth is protected, now and for future generations. For law firms, this is a pretty unique setup which allows us to offer our clients the very best full-service advice possible.

The role

Reporting to a Trust Accounts Manager, you will provide general support to other members of the team. You can expect to be involved in a broad range of tasks which might include bank reconciliations, processing of outgoing electronic payments, preparation of trust accounts and tax returns for review, dealing with the day to day affairs of your client portfolio, ensuring that engagement letters are in place for clients, and that fees are agreed and billed accordingly. You'll also assist other members of the team in the overall management of client affairs.

What are we looking for?

Whilst experience isn't essential, what is important to us is enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. Although, to be successful in this role you'll need as a minimum – strong IT skills and the ability to work well within a team. In terms of education level, you need to have at least A-levels.

A working knowledge and understanding of trust accounts would also be useful, but we can support you with training in this area.

What is in it for you?

Whilst this is an entry level role, we're committed to developing all of our people and we're keen to support you through the apprenticeship scheme. This could see you progressing further within the Tax & Trust Accounts team. There's a lot to get your teeth into and some fantastic opportunities for anyone looking for a unique, challenging and supportive environment.

What makes it great to work here?

We continually work hard to create an open culture that sets us apart from other firms. Our culture gives us much more of a human feel, emphasising that we're more than just suits!

As signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, it's important to us that our people are able to maintain healthy and happy lives, both in and out of work. We have a number of resources and initiatives designed to support health and wellbeing and we're very happy to talk flexible working, full-time or part-time working patterns.

Through our DEI initiatives we create an environment in which difference is valued. We have an Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Group, led by our Board Sponsor, which works with our colleague networks (we currently have firm supported networks for race, ethnicity, and cultural heritage, LGBTQ+, disabilities, families, and women's career development and we're in constant dialogue with our people about how we expand our networks to better support everybody). Find out more about ED&I at WBD here. We encourage applicants from all social backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities and sexual orientations.

We are committed to ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to all. If you have a disability or long term condition and need us to make any adjustments to give you the best possible recruitment process, please let us know by contacting the recruiter on the right hand side of this page. Please also let us know if you need this job advert or the application form in a different format.

We will offer an interview to candidates with a disability or long-term condition who meet the minimum criteria for this role. You can opt into this scheme within the application form. Your response to this question is only used for this purpose, is only visible to the recruitment team and is not used for data monitoring. 

We are an in-house recruitment team and will always aim to fill our roles directly in the first instance. If you're an agency, please click here for ways that you can work with us.

Company

Womble Bond Dickinson is a full-service transatlantic law firm, created on 1 November 2017 through the combination of UK firm Bond Dickinson and US firm Womble Carlyle.

A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 420 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 16 US cities and eight UK cities including a significant presence in London. The firm's reach also extends to Europe where it has strategic partnerships with other law firms in Germany and France. 

In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. With a focus on eleven key sectors (Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Institutions; Healthcare;  Insurance, Manufacturing;  Real Estate; Retail and Consumer; Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure; Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm’s experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients.

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